Medical Issue- report or not

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  1. future_navy

    future_navy Member

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    Hello all, I talked to a few mods on the forum about this and decided to bring it to this thread by one of their suggestions. I have an appointment to usna class of 2019 and intend to go and graduate in that class. After my Dodmerb physical, i started having issues with my tmj, which caused tinnitus (no hearing loss based on my last ENT appointment).

    I know there is an obligation to report, but since there is no impairment what should I do? My college fund is being used on my brother now so I really do need usna (and I still really want it too). I don't want to live with this either so I still have plans to talk to Navy docs after plebe summer, but what if I am given a bite guard or a splint to use for longer than the 3 months I have until I-day? As you can see I'm in quite the dilemma.
     
  2. Juvat

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    Did you report the issue with TMJ/tinnitus during the DoDMERB physical process? If so, did you receive a remedial or a DQ? Did you receive a waiver? Sounds to me like you were aware of the issue prior to DoDMERB. If so, the right thing to do was to report it there and then allow a determination to be made as to your physical qualifications. If you knew about this and didn't report it through the DodMERB process then you may have a problem. If this is a new condition then this is a change in your medical status that should be reported.
     
  3. future_navy

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    It got to this after my dodmerb physical for all those wondering
     

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